NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three months after opening their doors, New York City’s first standalone Chick-fil-A has closed after a Department of Health inspection on Christmas Eve revealed a number of critical violations.
According to the Department of Health, the Chick-fil-A restaurant, located at 1000 Avenue of the Americas, was cited with several violations, including the facility not being “vermin proof,” issues with cold storage temperature units, and the presence of flies in the facility.READ MORE: Vice President Kamala Harris Promotes Biden's Infrastructure Plan In The Bronx
Other violations include cleaning cloths not being properly sanitized and food not being properly protected from contamination.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
The New York Post reported that Chick-fil-A closed its doors on Dec. 30, and plans to reopen on January 4, according to a sign posted on the restaurant’s storefront.
According to the Department of Health, Chick-fil-A chose to temporarily close the location to voluntarily address the issues.MORE NEWS: National Pizza Month: More Chefs, Restaurants Pivoting To Pizza Due To The Pandemic